When to Plan a Visit to Swat Valley

Tourist attractions of Swat

 

Swat Valley is an Administrative District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. It is situated near the Pak-Afghan border. The Upper Swat Valley, on the bank Swat River stretches to the Hindu Kush Mountain Range. The Capital of Swat is Saidu Sharif and the mainland is Mingora. It remained a Princely State till 1969 and it joined Pakistan afterward. Most of the population of the Valley consists of Ethnic Afghans and Pashtun Origin. Pashto isa  widely spoken language in the region. With high-lands, lush Meadows and crystal clear Lakes, it is a place blessed with magnificent and fabulous beauty. It is popular among the tourists and is called “Mini Switzerland of the Region”.

Tourists can visit Swat Valley, especially Lower Swat Valley, all the year-round. But the original tourist season begins in the Spring and ends in the Autumn (from April to October). April to May is the peak time to visit Swat Valley; when the fresh green grass is starting covering the sloppy areas of the Valley. June to August is the visiting time of mainly for the domestic tourists, from the plains of Punjab and Sindh, who want to get rid of scorching heat of summers and take refuge in the cool environment of Upper Swat Valley. From October to November, the fall season sets in, when yellow and golden leaves starts falling from the trees and dominating most of the colors on the backdrop of the blue sky. December to March are considered the winter months, the road beyond Bahrain is nearly unreachable, due to the freezing cold condition of the weather.

The Valley of Swat is spreading its arms wide open for the tourists, ready to welcome them warmly. Its green Vales, snow-covered mountains, sloppy hills, fairy meadows and lakes are sending messages to the wandering souls and continuously inviting them through fragrant winds from the sweltering heat of plains. Let’s start a journey towards the fairyland and write our own story of a visit to the charismatic wonderland of the East.

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